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  "ABOUT US"
 
 
 I created this site using my own personal
collection of nautical arts & antiques which I began 
back in the early 1970's,when I lived on Long Island's
"GREAT SOUTH BAY"
in the town of West Islip, New York.

The inspiration for this site came from seeing the
wonderful and natural view, of bay and ocean,
right from my own backyard.

 

The beautiful fireball sunrise, and the sailors moon,
breaking the horizon

The wonderful starlit nights, combined with lights
of the Robert Moses Causeway, blended with
 the lights of 
"FIRE ISLAND"
gleaming like a diamond necklace across the bay at night.

The infamous 
"OBI"
which was directly across from my home on the bay & the

"TGIF"

in Babylon , who's spotlight shining back & forth across

the sky over the bay let everyone know it was Friday Night!!

The wonderful sounds of ducks, gulls and other wildlife, gently
touching the sole.

The gun shot firing to start the sailboat races,
from the Babylon Yacht Club, and the "NOON" whistle
from the same town, combined with 
the genuine and relaxed state of the people in the area.

The professional clammers, on their Garvey's,
scattered across the bay 
working tongs to make their  family livings.

And we should not forget about how the bay used
to freeze over in winter & how residents
 walked, skated, & drove small vehicles onto the ice, some
stopping to cut holes, to collect shellfish 
to be sold at the the most premium prices.
(the last complete freeze was in the early 70's)

And of course, the beauty and awesome power of ocean and bay.
And on occasion, a short lived, Titanic love affair.

All of us, at one time or another, try to get away, on a weekend, or
just about whenever we can, from the hustle and bustle of
the city, and our work week, and venture to places like the one
described above, to relax, contemplate life, 
and uplift the human spirit.

Today I no longer live in such wonderful scenic surroundings,
however my collection, which is spread through out my home,
is a reminder of such times, and the items 
themselves bring me great joy.

We are not a huge sales company, my goal was to create a
business that is fun to operate, even if it does require a
large degree of work, and money to create.
Its what I call a 
"LABOR OF LOVE"

Every item on this site is fully enjoyed
 by me, until its becomes yours.

YOUR COMMENTS 
ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!!!

I welcome all who possess a love
for the great waters of our planet, and the grand 
vessels that voyaged upon them.

HOPE YOU ENJOY !!!

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK 
MR. MICHAEL O'MALLEY,
FOR HIS ASSISTANCE IN THE DESIGN THIS SITE
& TURNING MY DREAM INTO
A VIRTUAL REALITY.
Thanks Mike

ALSO I WOULD LIKE TO THANK
MR. ROBERT (BOB) RENNA
A LONG ISLAND RESIDENT, 
FOR HIS WONDERFUL ASSISTANCE WITH
OUR OUTDOOR NAUTICAL SHOW'S
WITHOUT HIM, I MAY HAVE NOT MADE IT
THROUGH THE DAY!!!
Thanks Bob

AND TO MY SISTER, DR. GERARDA K MAST, PHD
BEACHWOOD, NJ
FOR HER CONTRIBUTION'S  TO OUR SITE!!!
Thanks Jeri
 

AND TO A NEW CREW MEMBER
WHO ASSISTED IN OUR HISTORIC HARBOR SHOW
ON JUNE 13th, 2004 @ HARBOR ISLAND PARK.

MR. LARRY BERKOVITS, 
"BERKO" AS WE ALL KNOW HIM, 
A LONG ISLAND RESIDENT AND
LIFE LONG FRIEND!!!
Thanks Larry

AND TO ALL OUR VENDORS, FROM
ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD, WHO WORK
WITH US, TO OBTAIN THE
ITEMS NEEDED TO CREATE AND MAINTAIN THIS SITE!!!
Thank you all!!!!
Paul G Hoffmann
Paul G Hoffmann
Great South Bay Maritime

THE HISTORIC HARBOR SHOW

HARBOR ISLAND PARK

MAMARONECK, NEW YORK

SUNDAY, JUNE 13TH , 2004

Mike O'Malley, Paul Hoffmann, Robert Renna, Larry Berkovits

"THE WIRELESS STATION"
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